Ademola Lookman has taken to Instagram to post an emotional goodbye after completing a move to RB Leipzig.
The young winger has left Goodison Park after a two-and-a-half-year stint for a fee of around £22.5 million (BBC Sport).
Lookman joins up with Leipzig, whom he spent six months with in the 2017/18 season.
The former Charlton Athletic man struggled to get regular football with the Toffees, and last term could not force his way into Marco Silva’s starting XI ahead of the likes of Theo Walcott, Bernard and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
He’ll now start afresh with the Bundesliga outfit, and will be hopeful of realising his potential having had a great loan spell previously.
Taking to Instagram, a reflective Lookman said: “I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my teammates at Everton Football Club for all the love and unwavering support you’ve shown me over the past two and a half years.
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“I’ve made some great friends at Everton who have made my experience at the club truly an unforgettable one. Whilst I’m excited to move forward with the new opportunities ahead of me, I’m going to miss my teammates and everyone associated with the club.
“Last but not least I would like to thank the fans for their support during my time at Everton, I am truly honoured to have had the opportunity to play for you. All the best for the future, Love AL31.”
Many Everton responded with messages of thanks for his contributions and best wishes for the future.
There were also messages from current and former Everton and England teammates of Lookman’s including Lucas Digne, Mason Holgate and Aaron Wan-Bissaka: